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Signal Corps K-38 trailer

Started by robinb , Sep 06 2009 05:45 PM

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#1 robinb

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:45 PM

Here's the newest addition to my WW2 vehicle collection. It's a Signal Corps K-38 Telephone Cable Splicer trailer. It carried the TE-56 Tool Set. That was everything a lineman would need to install or repair telephone cables.
Does anyone have any pictures of this trailer in use? I am particularly interested to find out if the USMC used these.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:10 PM

nice pick up ! how did yoou come across it and how much ?

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:39 PM

A local dealer had it in his collection. He decided that he needed the space more than the trailer, so I bought it from him. I'm the third military vehicle collector to own in in the last 25 years. I'll be the one who restores it.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

Painted it today. There's a few minor details to work out, but it's almost done.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:56 PM

Very nice restoration Robin.Im sure it will look great in the building.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:02 PM

I have 3 of these trailers myself. Robin I think yours is an American Highway from looking over this topics pictures. It is a pre war American Highway because the wheels have the double holes. The ones made for the military had the single hole and later the loops. I should have gotten you the American Highway plate. The blasted trailer is missing several parts but has a set of Robins excellent boxes I am going to apply to it and also have a 100% trailer to copy the parts from.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:08 PM

sorry if this picture is a double post it is not showing up as an attachment to my last post

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